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Horseshoe crab

Limulus polyphemus


Horse crabs mating on the Delaware Bay. They come to the shore to mate and lay their eggs on the high tides and full moon of May and June.


Delaware bay

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PajaroSpeed 5 years ago

very strange, i like it very much, it seems indestructible!

EmChard 8 years ago

I will make sure to take many more pics and share more info next year when they come in again! I LOVE these little guys!!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Yes, thanks for noting the location. The details you just added made the spotting that much more interesting. Thank you.

EmChard 8 years ago

This was taken on the Delaware Bay. I did tag the location. They come in to mate during the high tide and full moons of May and June. The picture shows several males surrounding a much larger female crab.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Interesting spotting; could you say something about how and where you saw them, please?

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New Jersey, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2013
Submitted on Aug 11, 2013

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